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Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 2BrazilLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced practice group boasting significant strength in innovative patent prosecution and enforcement. Adept at representing renowned international clients from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in strategic judicial disputes and administrative proceedings before ANVISA. Acts on an array of matters such as the commercialisation of products, active ingredients of drugs and marketing authorisations. Corteva is a new client win for the team.

Strengths

A client says: "I am very pleased with the firm's work as they are very creative, responsive and have a mindset focused on achieving business objectives rather than just results to the case at hand."

Work highlights

Represented Celgene and Gilead in a lawsuit challenging technology transfer agreements entered between generic drugs manufacturers and public laboratories.

Notable practitioners

The "respected" partner Eduardo Hallak is described by a client as "a creative lawyer who proposes different solutions and is always available to discuss matters." The same source highlights that "he is experienced in cases relating to agrochemicals and medicines," while another agrees, adding: "I've seen him active in discussions related to biotechnology patents and generic drugs." Hallak acts before courts and administrative bodies.

The "charismatic and creative" Otto Licks is known for his expertise in representing pharmaceutical companies in lawsuits involving infringement of patents, marketing authorisations and distribution contracts, as well as advising on public and private partnerships. A satisfied client says that "he is very good at explaining how to establish a company in Brazil, obtaining favourable decisions in patent matters and getting results like no other lawyer in litigation cases."

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Brazil

Life Sciences


Eduardo Hallak
Band 4
Otto Licks
Band 3